The data that continued to show Japan was in a recession before the coronavirus pandemic took its heaviest toll.
The Asia-Pacific region has been hit hard by a resurgence in the number of COVID-19 cases in recent weeks.
Japan has long had the worst fiscal health of the advanced economies and its public debt stands at over ¥1.1 quadrillion.
Japan's economy expanded for 71 consecutive months through October 2018, a government panel concluded Thursday, meaning that the country fell two months short of a record-long post-war growth period as suggested by the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The panel of economists and experts ...